Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
321 Reviews
3.1
321 Reviews
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Georgia-Pacific Corporation President & CEO Jim Hannan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive benefits, encouraging MBM culture, and reasonable work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits were OK once the Koch's took over in 2005 (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has good philosophies "Market Based Management" but not all leaders actually follow it (in 8 reviews)

  • Guiding Principles should be adhered to at all levels of management (in 13 reviews)

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    Internal Audit Intern

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice and I liked the culture of the firm, although they do seem to push it on you. I had a lot of opportunity to travel in audit, and learned a lot through these trips. Also they are good about planning activities and events with other interns.

    Cons

    Your career doesn't seem to grow as fast as it would if you were working at a big service firm. Also in the audit group it was easy to determine who had come from an accounting firm and the lower caliber employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Co-op, ARC

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Perdue Hill, AL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Perdue Hill, AL

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay for co-op

    Cons

    very politically opinionated workforce. Could have done without the attempt at republican brainwashing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at n good people

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    Current Employee - Press Ware Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Press Ware Operator in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay rate plus great experience for my future

    Cons

    sometime have to work thru
    The holidays...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need holidays off...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Your worst nightmare.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees make a great team. I enjoy my boss. The company gave me my asking salary but didn't bother telling me it was a job that usually was 25k to 30k more.

    Cons

    Everyone in maintenance including mechanics, techs, coordinator, & director work everyday. Everyday. Did I mention every day? Holidays, weekends, you name it. I'm there with no overtime. My pay is 25k to 30k less than average for other companies. No bonuses. The company takes advantage of their salary exempt employees by making them come in every day if you're in the maintenance Dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the laws regarding labor before the employees go after the company. Hire more maintenance technicians. Any salary exempt employee working every day with overtime and no days off should be non-exempt to receive proper pay, or give them time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Waxahachie, TX

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Friendly workers

    Cons

    High Turnover. Cant depend on orders to come out the correct way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises would be nice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strange Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity within the company

    Cons

    Very strange culture, almost cult like around Market Based Management. People always trying to force buzz words into conversations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you speak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    GP lacks vision for competing in the marketplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workload isn't demanding, so you don't have to be too concerned about bringing work home at night or during the weekends.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, a lot of empty talk about innovation, disconnected from customers, no vision for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time talking to your employees; they are smarter than you give them credit for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Process Control Intern

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    Former Employee - Process Control in Cedar Springs, GA
    Former Employee - Process Control in Cedar Springs, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Environment is very friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    The commute to the facility is a bit long. Roughly a 30 min drive at 6 in the morning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (more than a year)

    Pros

    best place to work for

    Cons

    Long hours, upper management not o good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't Bother!

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They company pays relatively well compared to others in similar type position. Some positions allow you to work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    Very much favoritism based company, political comments in many meetings and presentations, the company owns its own staffing company called Encadria thats sole purpose is to hire people for Georgia Pacific which allows them hire employees that get paid poorly and don't get benefits but do a lot of the same work as others. Processing for the organization are repudiative and cumbersome. They throw their MBM guiding principals down your throat but don't follow them by any means. The company wastes money in so many ways yet can't make decent improvements to things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shove your political opinions down our throats, make smarter choices, hire your dedicated people whom you lead on via your own temp agency and have better training of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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